Instigator / Pro
9
1480
rating
2
debates
0.0%
won
Topic

The US would benefit from a Universal Healthcare System.

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
3
6
Sources points
4
4
Spelling and grammar points
2
2
Conduct points
0
2

With 2 votes and 5 points ahead, the winner is ...

Benjamin
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Two weeks
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Con
14
1678
rating
36
debates
66.67%
won
Description
~ 514 / 5,000

-I didn't know what category this fit better as but selected politics as the debate I see on it is largely by politicians not actual health professionals-
The US is often criticised (and mocked) for not having a Universal Healthcare system.
Pro will therefore argue that a Single Payer Universal Healthcare system is preferable and, despite potential fears, practicable for the US to implement.
Con will argue the other side, asserting that the Status quo of non-universal private healthcare is instead preferable.

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

This was slightly worse than a single round debate, due to pro actively dropping all of con's arguments in R2 via forfeiture.

That said, pro opens with some statements to the effect that the USA's current system is criminal, and kills poor people. It's a good opening.
Con counters with infeasibility due to limited resources and a bad cultural fit stemming from politicians, and points out similar desired benefits could be more easily attained with better regulation (which again, pro made the decision to drop).

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Pro forfeited R2, so I give con the conduct point. I hope my vote doesn’t get reported.